Citizen Action Monitor

Mayor De Blasio tweets Trump — Don’t mess with New York City’s 30,000 DACA recipients

De Blasio, and other progressive city leaders, are leading a nationwide revolt against neoliberal policies. No 2046 Posted by fw, September 7, 2017 “The city of New York announced Tuesday … Continue reading

September 7, 2017

Ten years after the 2008 financial crash, the cost to Britain is running into £ trillions

What hard lessons did civil society learn, and what plans are afoot to transform the banking sector? Are there lessons here for Canada’s civil society? No 2028 Posted by fw, … Continue reading

August 13, 2017

The case for removal of the “Insane Clown President”

Even if “We the People” rose in mass rebellion, the alternatives are none too appealing. What then must we do? No 1909 Posted by fw, March 12, 2017 “What about us, … Continue reading

March 12, 2017

“Neo-liberalism”: a four-letter word meaning “fuck the poor, disadvantaged, oppressed”

In the US, neo-liberalism destroys welfare programs, attacks labor rights, cuts social programs. No 1906 Posted by fw, March 8, 2017 “They don’t want people who are smart enough to sit … Continue reading

March 8, 2017

Current political, economic, social systems have failed us – Is revitalization of the commons a possible solution?

George Monbiot invites readers to explore a wide range of potential solutions, beginning with the commons. No 1857 Posted by fw, December 27, 2016 “In the first of a series of … Continue reading

December 27, 2016

Trudeau’s neoliberals take giant step toward TPP ratification with a positive economic impact study

Critic says flawed model used in the study is based on assumption that “all neoliberalism is good”. No 1775 Posted by fw, September 13, 2016 “Sujata Dey, trade campaigner with the … Continue reading

September 13, 2016

NO TPP RENEGOTIATION — Canada agrees to move ahead quickly to adopt the US-led trade pact

A day of infamy — Monday September 12, 2016, the 12 TPP signatories agreed that they will not renegotiate the deal. No 1774 Posted by fw, September 13, 2016 PM Trudeau … Continue reading

September 13, 2016

Whither the Left – or Wither the Left – in Canadian politics?

Liberals are closet neoliberals; NDP is in limbo; Greens, having embraced the Leap Manifesto, have potential to fill a vacuum on the left. No 1762 Posted by fw, August 31, 2016 … Continue reading

August 31, 2016

Why the growing public hostility to neoliberal globalization? – Joseph Stiglitz explains

Staggering income inequality is evident, plutocrats are big winners, rising unemployment of unskilled workers. No 1745 Posted by fw, August 8, 2016 “Fifteen years ago, I wrote a little book, entitled “Globalization … Continue reading

August 8, 2016

“It’s clear now that simply exposing big business atrocities will have no deterrent effects.”

Governments, corporate scoundrels, opposition parties rarely mention corporate malfeasance — We are at an impasse. No 1675 Posted by fw, May 17, 2016 “Having recently become a nonagenarian, I spend a … Continue reading

May 17, 2016

How the rich and powerful took over the world and rigged the system

And most people still don’t have a clue what hit them – and is still hitting them. No 1466 Posted by fw, October 2, 2015 “The investors and the, increasingly, … Continue reading

October 2, 2015

Proposed new models of capitalism actually inhibit real system change and strengthen the status quo

So-called solutions “burnish the meritocratic façade of corporate America while encouraging people to blame themselves for their failure”. No 1428 Posted by fw, August 18, 2015 “A growing number of people … Continue reading

August 18, 2015

How neoliberal governments use austerity as a weapon to weaken people’s power to resist

They monetize and privatize everything, resulting in reduced access to life’s basic necessities, including health care, education, clean air and water, even undermining our democracy No 1398 Posted by fw, July … Continue reading

July 14, 2015

TSIPRAS CAVES TO CREDITORS

Text of proposal submitted to creditors offers to implement more stringent austerity terms than those rejected in referendum vote No 1394 Posted by fw, July 10, 2015 “Close confidant of … Continue reading

July 10, 2015

Evidence mounting that German-led austerity policies have unwittingly awakened a dormant leftist beast

Neoliberalism’s last stand? — “The Troika may be on the verge of riding General Custer’s horse into battle” No 1393 Posted by fw, July 9, 2015 “It’s not only Greece … Continue reading

July 9, 2015

In Greece, signs of Tsipras’ collusion with Greek and international ruling oligarchs, capitulation to EU demands

“Ruling class will be forced to rely ever more heavily on the police and the armed forces to suppress social discontent” No 1390 Posted by fw, July 7, 2015 “Syriza … Continue reading

July 7, 2015

How Apple makes billions by stealing ideas, evading taxes, exploiting workers, ripping off customers and taxpayers

To add insult to injury, Apple spends untaxed money on stock buybacks that benefit company executives and investors No 1342 Posted by fw, May 19, 2015 “In her revealing book, The … Continue reading

May 19, 2015

What neoliberal capitalists don’t want you to know about how they rule the world

Noam Chomsky explains how we’re all being deceived and what we can do about it No 1326 Posted by fw, May 7, 2015 Neoliberalism is the defining political economic paradigm … Continue reading

May 7, 2015